tracyjbatten on May 7, 2016
Nice quality and good service. Would use again! 😀
Ellie Fielding on Mar 18, 2016
Ordered these for my dad and brother. I had been trawling the Internet for double sided handkerchiefs and this was exactly what I was looking for. The crafty prawn was very helpful in sourcing different fabric for me and shipping in the time specified. I was really happy with the end result. Thank you!
Shreya Morzeria on Feb 17, 2016
Nicely packaged and sweet gift.
High quality handcrafted textile and paper goods for you, your home and your little one.
Welcome to my little corner of the t’inter-web. I hope you find something you like here!
A bit about me…
I grew up in the depths of the wild, rugged hills of Mid-Wales - the littlest of a big family - on a small farm with my dad's illustration studio and carving workshop just across the yard a constant source of creativity. I now find myself back west (well near enough) in Bristol after some years of travelin’ about a bit.
A bit about ‘The Crafty Prawn’...
I have always made, drawn and created things but ‘The Crafty Prawn’ brand begun a few years ago whilst living abroad with my fella in Rotterdam. Freed from a London life of working 9 - 5 and equipped with the freedom of a laid-back dutch lifestyle, a light and airy - albeit salmon pink - Rotters apartment; and a newly acquired feline friend; I opened my little shop on Etsy. I’m now certain that the creative life is the life for me, and spend my time trying to make it work and be happy that I can satisfy my itch to make.
A bit about my products...
Think of 'The Crafty Prawn' shop as an emporium of high quality, unique, handmade products - just the place for when you need something a little-bit-special - not off the shelf. Got a wedding anniversary, christening or birthday coming up? or a friend just about to pop out a bub? A ‘Crafty Prawn’ personalised hanky, custom made baby quilt or unique kids name bunting may be just the thing! All ‘Crafty Prawn’ products began as presents and gifts for family or friends before making their way onto Etsy. Therefore each product has a little story of it's own as well as being a well thought out, lovingly designed item; from my personalised baby quilts - originally created for my own little nieces and nephews - to the ‘Crafty Prawn’ hand-embroidered hanky, originally a birthday present for my hanky-loving Pa.
A bit about my materials…
The Crafty Prawn products are made using a combination of vintage florals, modern graphics and classic textures. This fusion of specially sourced new, found, collected and up-cycled fabrics and materials gives The Crafty Prawn products a modern retro vibe, while also making them truly unique and one-off. I’m really passionate about fabrics, patterns and colours and the whole process of searching, collecting and discovering high quality and unusual materials is a big part of my process and products!
A bit about how I make stuff…
I like to take old traditional processes, such as quilting and hand-embroidery and interpret them in a new way, resulting in contemporary and modern products made with old-school care and precision. No corners cut here - all my products are finished to the highest level of finish resulting in a very high quality item - think more John Lewis than your local craft shop. I love doing personalised and custom made items and this is a huge part of what makes The Crafty Prawn so special. All products can be personalised or customised - just ask! You can read more about my individual items in my Shop Policies here: https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/TheCraftyPrawn/policy?ref=shopinfo_policies_leftnav
Owner, Maker, Designer
I am Siobhan, often known as Vornie or Prawnie to my family... I am therefore The Crafty Prawn, a textile maker and illustrator living in Bristol.
All items are designed and handmade by me, Siobhan Milne aka, The Crafty Prawn, in my home studio.
Think of 'The Crafty Prawn' shop as an emporium of high quality, unique, handmade products - just the place for when you need something a little-bit-special - not off the shelf. Got a wedding anniversary, christening or birthday coming up? or a friend just about to pop out a bub? A ‘Crafty Prawn’ personalised hanky, custom made baby quilt or unique kids name bunting may be just the thing!
Contemporary and modern products made with old-school care and precision. All products are made using a combination of vintage florals, modern graphics and classic textures, with a touch of Crafty Prawn detailing and hand embroidery. All items can be custom made or personalised, just contact me!
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
Learn more about purchasing through Etsy at this link:
I use standard un-tracked post to send all my smaller items such as hankies, bunting, art prints and cushions. This is to keep your delivery costs as low as possible and so far (touch wood) everything has arrived as expected and nothing’s got lost.
Larger and more valuable items such as quilts and blankets will be sent via Registered Mail, requiring a signature on delivery and giving you the option to track your package. If you would like your hanky sent special delivery or your bunting sent signed for - just let me know - I am happy to add special shipping options to your order!
***I now have a special listing where you can easily add 'tracked & signed' postage to your hanky order - just ask!***
Bit of a disclaimer...if you choose to stick with standard postage and heaven forbid your order gets lost somewhere along the way - I'm afraid 'The Crafty Prawn' can't accept any responsibility for this.
Please note that you as the buyer are responsible for any and all international duties and customs charges incurred. If you have any questions regarding customs/duty charges, feel free to discuss with me before ordering - they're a lot more straight forward than they sound, so don't let it put you off!
Refunds and Exchanges
I hope that you'll be delighted with your Crafty Prawn product, but if for any reason you're not satisfied, please get in touch within 7 days of receipt. If possible I will be happy to fix any problem you have by re-working, or issue a refund. Returned shipping will be at the buyer's expense.
MADE TO ORDER ITEMS
The Crafty Prawn's made to order items, such as personalised name bunting, hankies and quilts are non-refundable. As these items are totally one off, customised with your choice of colours and name, once these items are ordered I'm unable to cancel or refund your order.
Additional policies and FAQs
READY TO SHIP ITEMS
~ You will receive the item exactly as pictured in the listing, but please remember that colors may look slightly different on different computer screens.
~ If you see a ready to ship item you like but fancy it in a slightly different colourway or size for example, then just ask!
MADE TO ORDER ITEMS * PLEASE NOTE - IMPORTANT BITS…*
~ As ‘The Crafty Prawn’ uses use a lot of up-cycled, vintage and special one off fabrics, I can't guarantee that I will have the exact same fabric you've seen in the listing - so please ask before buying if you have your heart set on that particular floral something!
~ I will try my best to use the same or similar fabric and colours as shown, but sometimes they may vary slightly. But rest assured, the piece will always be carefully made to be a beautifully crafted cohesive item.
To see and read more about my making process and view some of the made-to-order products I've made sold, take a look on my blog…
...for patchwork quilts...
...for name bunting...
CUSTOM MADE TO ORDER QUILTS:
All items can be custom made or personalised and I enjoy working with you to create something really special. I am happy to discuss specific colors, sizes, etc. Please do not hesitate to send me a message or convo me (click on 'contact') with any questions you may have. If you are considering a personalised quilt or name bunting but would like to talk about the process or discuss your requirements, just drop me a line and we can discuss details and pricing. The quilts and bunting shown are existing items made for my family and previous etsy customers so are shown as an example of how your made-to-order item could look.
Considering ordering one of my hand-embroidered quilts? Why not take a look at The Crafty Prawn's Top 10 Quotes for Quilts for ideas here: http://siobhanmilne.com/the-crafty-prawns-top-10-quotes-for-quilts/
TURN AROUND TIMES:
Please make sure you refer to the ‘ready to ship date’ of the individual item, as this will vary depending on the complexity of the item. I will always endeavor to get your item ready as fast as I can, so if you have a particular deadline - birthday, anniversary or celebration - just get in touch, I can usually accommodate a super fast turnaround time!
A NOTE ON HAND-EMBROIDERY:
All the embroidery you see on products in The Crafty Prawn shop are all stitched by my own two hands. Hand embroidery offers a totally different quality to machine stitched embroidery and carries so much more character, detail and one-off-ness that you just don't get from a digitally embroidered piece. But, this does take a lot of time and effort! With this is mind, please consider my pricing structure for extra hand-embroidery. If you want a lot of text embroidered, you may be eligible for a discount.